February 15, 1920 – Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Buffalo Covenant Church
Edmond John Peterson
Peterson, Edmond John Age 88, of Buffalo Formerly of St. Paul & Maple Lake He was born in Buffalo, MN on February 15, 1920, the son of Gideon and Anna Peterson of Buffalo and was baptized and confirmed at the Buffalo Evangelical Covenant Church where he accepted Christ as his Savior. He was a 1939 graduate of Buffalo High School and was a veteran of World War 2. On November 23, 1944 he married Margaret Ann Nelson of Iron Mountain, MI at the First Covenant Church of Minneapolis. Their marriage was blessed with four children. Mr. Peterson attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from its School of Mortuary Science in 1945. He worked as a mortician in several Minnesota communities before moving to St. Paul where he was a long time employee of the Carlson Funeral Home and the Holcomb-Henry-Boom Funeral Home of St. Paul. After retirement, in 1984, the Petersons acquired a home in Sherwood Forest on Maple Lake where they spent the next 15 years where they enjoyed the lake, visits from their children and grandchildren, traveling and wintering in Florida. They moved to Buffalo in 1998. Mr. Peterson is survived by his Wife, Margaret, his daughter Karen (Bill) Smirl of Corona Del Mar, CA, son Curtis (Sue) Peterson of White Bear Lake, son Keith Peterson of Red Wing and daughter Kristine Peterson and her husband John Nieber of Lindstrom. There are 9 grandchildren and 2 great grand children. Also survived by sister Rose Scott of Buffalo, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his parents; a sister and by a brother-in-law. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 25th at 2:00 PM at THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH in Buffalo. Friends may call AT THE CHURCH on Friday, July 25th one hour prior to services.